Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. Peak viewing season for the Northern Lights is September through March, when the nights are long in Iceland. During the winter solstice, darkness can extend for approximately 19 hours. You can see the Northern Lights from the capital, Reykjavik, if they are intense but the light pollution can get in the way. We do offer a great variety of Northern lights tours, which is the best, and surest way for hunting the beautiful Aurora Borealis where you will witness the most awe-inspiring show in the sky.
All our guides have many years of experience with Northern Light tours. Together we analyze the forecast daily and make our decision whether we go out for a hunt or not. If the answer is yes, we will drive to the most promising places to see the Aurora Borealis according to the weather forecast. In case we are not lucky in the first place, all our guides are advised to drive to different locations to maximize our chances. Let´s take a look at some of our Northern Lights tours!
Half-day Northern Lights hunt from Reykjavik starts with your pick-up in Reykjavik. Our driver-guide will then head out to the countryside, away from the light pollution in the city, and the hunt begins. During the drive or while we are waiting for the Northern Lights to show up, your knowledgeable guide will help you with setting up your camera, explain all the science behind the Northern Lights to you and serve you delicious hot chocolate and an Icelandic “Kleina”.
Northern lights hunt / Jeep tour with a photographer is a great tour for those who come to Iceland to catch the ultimate photo to share on social media and with friends and family. The comfort of a private group is perfect for this type of tour as it gives you a better chance to see the lights without having to wait for another group or person that might be in the way of your best shot. And don´t worry, in case you forgot your tripod we always have a few to lend out because we know that you need a tripod to get that ultimate photo.
Exclusive semi-private Northern Lights hunt is an amazing experience with no more than 8 people in the group. It starts with your pick-up in Reykjavik and from there our driver-guide will head out to the countryside, away from the light pollution in the city. Let the hunt for the Aurora Borealis begin!
Search for the Northern Lights on the thrilling Reykjavik Northern Lights cruise. The Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. Watching them constantly change in intensity, colour and movement in the vast starry space with the gentle lull of the ocean beneath is a thrilling, unique experience.
As the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon we can not guarantee that we will see them, but we are professional Aurora hunters with years of experience searching for the Lights around Reykjavík. For a good Aurora pursuit we need three things; solar activity, clear skies and darkness.